One way to Combat Being Overwhelmed

That feeling of being over whelmed, I know we have all felt it. You know the feeling you get when you cross something off your to-do list, only to have two more things added to it? The feeling of everything needing your time and attention all at once? The not knowing how you are going to get everything done feeling.

This has been my life the past few days. I have tried all the tricks that I know. Taking a moment to step away from the madness. Taking 15 minutes to read something I enjoy. Taking a really long and extra hot shower. These things have helped, but there was still the feeling of rush rush rush to get it all done.

I have this book that was given to me a few years ago, it sits on my night stand and every morning I try to read one passage out of it. “You Are a Badass Every Day. ” – Jen Sincero

The passage I read today

“NOW = Never Over Whelmed”

“Overwhelm cannot touch you when you’re all wrapped up in the here and now. Overwhelm is a mindset; it’s the choice to focus on everything all at once and stress yourself out. Instead, choose to take your life moment by moment and savor it.”

So instead of thinking about my mountain list of things I need to do, I have to switch my mindset up and be in the here and now and focus on one thing at a time. I need to be grateful for the social media posts I get to create and schedule, and finding joy in educating people with my posts. Be grateful for the tasks needed for the organizations I am involved in. Find joy in every single thing my hands are involved in.

Yes, I will always have my to do list, but instead of looking at the long list, I am taking the first thing on the list and putting all of my heart and soul into it. Imagine the creations you can come up with when you are less stressed about the 9 million other things that need to be done. When you are focusing on the one task you are working one, the creative aspect of your work has a chance to soar.

God/Universe works in powerful ways, I needed that passage today, and I hope it helps you as much as it helped me.

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Everything is Figureoutable – Book Review

One of my favorite things is getting book recommendations, and then having those books knock it out of the park. I am always writing book recommendations down, from the podcasts I listen to, from the books I read, from social media, and from personal recommendations. I have a journal that has a running list of books so they are not forgotten. That being said, I am always open to new suggestions on books to read.

Everything is Firgureoutable – March Book of the Month

“No matter what you’re facing, you have what it takes to figure anything out and become the person you’re meant to be”

This book was a reminder to me that truly everything we are facing in life, we can figure out. I took so many notes and am definitely keeping this one for those moments when I am feeling stuck. 

This is just one section of the book that was really powerful for me. 

“In order to change ourselves, we must first believe we can.”

  • Train your brain for growth 

Instead of thinking, oh I already know this. Ask yourself, what can I learn from this? You will be surprised how often you pick up things the second, third, and fourth time hearing things. 

I have seen quite a few cattle handling demonstrations by the same man and each time, I learn something new. There is always room for growth if you open your mind to it. 

  • Try it before you deny it

We all have dreams and passions we are interested in. Instead of blocking them out immediately, dive into it and see if it is something you are really wanting to do. If your heart is not in it, you will see that and be able to move on. Isn’t it better to try and know that is not your cup of tea, than to bypass it and later regret not knowing if that was your calling?

  • Don’t Offend Yourself

We can sometimes be extremely hard on ourselves, say mean things, and mentally beat ourselves up. Why? We are all growing and learning. We all make mistakes. Be nice to yourself, love yourself, and watch how much faster you grow in the process. 

  • Do the Work

You won’t ever know what you are capable of unless you put in the work. Yes, sometimes it is going to get hard, and sometimes you will want to quit but in the end, it will be worth it. If you don’t do the work though, you will never know how far your dreams could have carried you. 

This is a must-read for all who are stuck or trying to figure out a new path forward. Just remember, everything is figureoutable! 

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The Four Agreements – Book Review

I recently finished the book – The Four Agreements. It has been one that I have wanted to read for a while. I originally heard this book being discussed on the Sean and Sax Show podcast. I am a firm believer that books tend to fall in your lap when you need them the most, and this one fell into my lap a few weeks ago. This book is about four crucial agreements that you can make with yourself to make life more peaceful. 

  • Be impeccable with your word. 

When I originally heard this, I thought it meant staying true to what you are saying you are going to do. Your word is your bond. Although, it gets a little deeper than that. Through your words, you are manifesting everything. If you talk negatively and have a poor attitude, then more than likely you will keep experiencing negative actions. If you are positive and radiate good thoughts and vibrations, those will come back to you in positive experiences. Once again, it all goes back to mindset and how you look at things and the world. When crummy things are happening around me, I always like to think – “Is this going to matter in five years?” More than likely it won’t, so be mindful of what you are putting your energy into. 

“How much you love yourself and how you feel about yourself are directly proportionate to the quality and integrity of your word.” – This is a super powerful statement if you take the time to step back and really let it sink it. How much are you loving yourself today?

  • Don’t Take Anything Personally 

“The maximum expression of selfishness because we make the assumption that everything is about “me”. Even if others insult you, it has nothing to do with you. What they say, do and opinions they give are according to the agreements they have in their own minds. Whatever you feel and do is a projection of your own personal dream, a reflection of your own agreements.”

This one is huge to me. How many times do we take things personally? How many times do we assume someone else is trying to hurt us, out to get us, or even thinking about us? I can pretty much guarantee that people do not think of others as often as they think of themselves. Think about it for a minute, how often do you think about others compared to yourself? Remember, we are all raised and brought up to see the world in our own way. Don’t take things personally and your life will be a lot more care free. 

  • Don’t Make Assumptions

This one and the previous agreement almost go hand in hand. I always say, expectations and assumptions are the devil. The quickest way to ruin relationships. Instead of assuming things, ask the questions. Our assumptions are more than likely going to be wrong. Remember, we all see the world differently. So stop assuming and start asking. A trick I learned in therapy. When you aren’t sure what someone is meaning or implying, respond with, “What I am hearing you say is xyz.” This helps both parties in the conversation know if more explanations need to be made. It is amazing what happens when we start having more conversations and less confrontations. 

  • Always Do Your Best

When you do less than your best, you can experience frustrations and guilt. When you strive for perfection, you can over due it and spend more time and energy than is needed. There is a happy medium, put your best effort forward whatever that may be that day. A friend recently shared this concept with me. If all you can give is 40% that day and you give 40%, then you gave 100%. Remember that. There will be days that you can’t jump out of bed and conquer the world. But if you can get out of bed and do the one task you needed to do, well, I call that a win.

This book is a relatively easy read with a lot of good nuggets. Check it out if you have the time!

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